There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a cool breeze from the air conditioning on a hot day, but unfortunately, too much air conditioning exposure can actually have a drying effect on your skin! Understandably, it is hard in the workplace (or even at home) to not use air conditioning or to not be exposed to it, so we have compiled a few tips to help you keep your skin hydrated and maintain its moisture whilst in the office or at home.
Switch up environments
Taking a break from the office can work wonders for your skin and happiness. Not only can the stress of the workplace affect your mental health, but the office air conditioning can have a physical effect on your wellbeing. Air conditioning systems remove humidity and vapour from the room, so long hours in these environments can cause your skin to lose moisture, resulting in dryness and dehydration. Make sure to step away from the cool, dry air for a fresh, humid environment to revitalise your skin!
Bring your own moisturiser to work! Moisturisers encourage elasticity, allowing your skin to repair itself and assisting to reduce the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles. Having moisturiser in easily accessible places like your bag or desk, encourages you to apply it as necessary, helping minimise dry and tight skin caused by the air conditioned settings. Non-fragranced lotions are suggested for more sensitive and dry skin types.
Get your daily liquid intake!
Staying hydrated in dry rooms or environments is vital to keeping skin moist and fresh, as cold air can make you lose the inclination to drink. As a result, you are not reaching your daily liquid intake, which can cause flaky skin due to the lack of fluid inside your body. A great way to do this is by drinking lots of water! It sounds easier said than done, so we recommend trying to find interesting ways to drink H20, whether it is by adding fruits to your water or setting yourself a reminder to drink a glass of water on the hour.
Office water bowls
Air conditioners pull moisture from the room and whatever else has moisture in it (you!). So, why not give it an extra source to pull liquid from, before it starts dehydrating your body? Place open bowls or containers with water inside them around the office to help offset the dryness of the room and minimise chances of any dry skin concerns you may have. This is an easy tip to try in your air conditioned area today!
Help boost healthy and hydrated skin by including silicea’s One a Day supplement range into your diet. Silicea helps encourage strength and elasticity into your skin to help prevent it from cracking in cold and dry environments. Find the full range of our products here: http://www.silicea.com.au/home/.